The Atmosphere and Ocean: A Physical Introduction

The Atmosphere and Ocean: A Physical Introduction

by Neil C. Wells
     
 

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The Atmosphere and Ocean, is a fully revised and updated student friendly physical introduction to the atmosphere and ocean. Now in its Third Edition, the book continues to provide students with an accessible description of the atmosphere and ocean with emphasis on their physical properties and inter-dependence. Clearly structured throughout, the bookSee more details below

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The Atmosphere and Ocean, is a fully revised and updated student friendly physical introduction to the atmosphere and ocean. Now in its Third Edition, the book continues to provide students with an accessible description of the atmosphere and ocean with emphasis on their physical properties and inter-dependence. Clearly structured throughout, the book demonstrates that the atmosphere and ocean are both subject to the influence of the earth's rotation and therefore they have a common dynamical basis. The author clearly demonstrates the fundamental differences between the two environments and provides the reader with a much better understanding of the atmosphere and the ocean and an appreciation of their closest interactive relationship. There have been many developments in the field over the past ten years and this latest edition of a highly successful textbook brings together new material on the ocean-atmosphere system and climate, the observed circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and radiation in the atmosphere and ocean.

  • Fully revised and updated 3rd Edition of student friendly physical introduction to the atmosphere and ocean.
  • Now includes new chapters on observed circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, energy flows in the ocean atmosphere system, modeling the ocean and atmosphere, the ocean atmosphere system and climate.
  • Well structured and written in an authoritative yet accessible style suitable for 2nd and 3rd year students taking courses in meteorology, oceanography and related Earth Sciences or as an introduction for graduate students.
  • Emphasis placed on physical properties and inter-dependence of the ocean and climate.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This book is commendable for attempting such an approach to educate a new generation of scientists armed with a unifying view of the ocean and atmosphere. It is a unique book for those who seek knowledge of not only ocean or atmosphere but also their commonality, distinction, and interaction.”  (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 1 November 2012)

"I highly recommend the comprehensive and readily understandable book The Atmosphere and Ocean: A Physical Introduction, 3rd Edition by Neil C. Wells, to any advanced undergraduate students in meteorology, climatology, oceanography, and earth sciences. The book is valuable as well as to any business leaders and public policy makers seeking an approachable book on the topic of the interdependency between the ocean and atmosphere. This book is an excellent and accessible textbook on the topic and should be given priority for anyone interested in learning and understanding the principles of the interrelationship between the planet's atmosphere and its ocean." (Blog Business World, 26 February 2012)

Booknews
A new edition of the undergraduate text uniting studies of the ocean and atmosphere by demonstrating their inter-dependence. The introductory volume describes the physical properties of both environments, outlines their common dynamical basis, and contrasts differences, developing topics in radiation and temperature, observations of winds and currents, the influence of the earth's rotation on fluid motion, waves, tides, energy transfer, and climate variability and predictability. The new edition reflects current methods of observation and material on climate change. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470694695
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Series:
Advancing Weather and Climate Science Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"I highly recommend the comprehensive and readily understandable book The Atmosphere and Ocean: A Physical Introduction, 3rd Edition by Neil C. Wells, to any advanced undergraduate students in meteorology, climatology, oceanography, and earth sciences. The book is valuable as well as to any business leaders and public policy makers seeking an approachable book on the topic of the interdependency between the ocean and atmosphere. This book is an excellent and accessible textbook on the topic and should be given priority for anyone interested in learning and understanding the principles of the interrelationship between the planet's atmosphere and its ocean." (Blog Business World, 26 February 2012)

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